National Commission on Forensic Science Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership, 95196-95197 [2016-31232]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 95196 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843 (December 1994) (Commission Opinion). If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve or disapprove the Commission’s action. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Complainant and the IA are also requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainant is further requested to state the HTSUS subheadings under which the accused products are imported, and provide identification information for all known importers of the subject articles. Written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on January 6, 2017. Reply submissions, if any, must be filed no later than the close of business on January 13, 2017. Such submissions should address the ALJ’s recommended determinations on remedy and bonding which were made VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 in Order No. 21. No further submissions on any of these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA 976’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary ((202) 205– 2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes (all contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements). All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. The authority for the Commission’s determinations is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued: December 20, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–31085 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [Docket No. ODAG 167] National Commission on Forensic Science Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership Department of Justice. Solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership with subject matter expertise in statistics for the National Commission on Forensic Science. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a current statistician Commissioner vacancy. DATES: Applications must be received on or before January 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: All applications should be submitted to: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov, or by phone at (202) 514–6277. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science to fill a current Commissioner vacancy with expertise in statistics. The National Commission on Forensic Science was chartered on April 23, 2013 and the charter was renewed on April 23, 2015. The Commission is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Commission provides recommendations and advice to the Department of Justice concerning national methods and strategies for: Strengthening the validity and reliability of the forensic sciences (including medico-legal death investigation); enhancing quality assurance and quality control in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices forensic science laboratories and units; identifying and recommending scientific guidance and protocols for evidence seizure, testing, analysis, and reporting by forensic science laboratories and units; and identifying and assessing other needs of the forensic science communities to strengthen their disciplines and meet the increasing demands generated by the criminal and civil justice systems at all levels of government. Commission membership includes Federal, State, and Local forensic science service providers; research scientists and academicians; prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges; law enforcement; and other relevant backgrounds. The Commission reports to the Attorney General, who through the Deputy Attorney General, shall direct the work of the Commission in fulfilling its mission. The duties of the Commission include: (a) Recommending priorities for standards development; (b) reviewing and recommending endorsement of guidance identified or developed by subject-matter experts; (c) developing proposed guidance concerning the intersection of forensic science and the courtroom; (d) developing policy recommendations, including a uniform code of professional responsibility and minimum requirements for training, accreditation and/or certification; and (e) identifying and assessing the current and future needs of the forensic sciences to strengthen their disciplines and meet growing demand. Members will be appointed by the Attorney General in consultation with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the vicechairs of the Commission. Additional members will be selected to fill vacancies to maintain a balance of perspective and diversity of experiences, including Federal, State, and Local forensic science service providers; research scientists and academicians; Federal, State, Local prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; law enforcement; and other relevant stakeholders. DOJ encourages submissions from applicants with respect to diversity of backgrounds, professions, ethnicities, gender, and geography. The Commission shall consist of approximately 30 voting members. Members will serve without compensation. The Commission generally meets four times each year at approximately three-month intervals. The next Commission meetings will be held on January 9–10, 2017 and April 10–11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Additional information regarding the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Commission can be found at: http:// www.justice.gov/ncfs. Note: The Commission is developing a draft Views document on Statistical Statements in Forensic Testimony, and it is anticipated that the additional Commissioner member will contribute to the Commission’s discussions on this topic, as well as all other Commission activities. On December 12, 2016, the Department of Justice published in the Federal Register a Notice announcing the January 9–10, 2017, Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science (81 FR 89509). That Notice also announced that comments on draft work products can be submitted through www.regulations.gov starting on December 23, 2016. Any comments should be posted to www.regulations.gov no later than January 25, 2017. Applications: Any qualified person may apply to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Each application should include: (1) A resume or curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of interest describing the applicant’s relevant experience; and (3) a statement of support from the applicant’s employer. Potential candidates may be asked to provide detailed information as necessary regarding financial interests, employment, and professional affiliations to evaluate possible sources of conflicts of interest. The application period will remain open through January 11, 2017. The applications must be sent in one complete package, by email, to Jonathan McGrath (contact information above) with the subject line of the email entitled, ‘‘NCFS Membership 2017.’’ Other sources, in addition to the Federal Register notice, may be utilized in the solicitation of applications. Dated: December 20, 2016. Victor Weedn, Senior Forensic Advisor to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2016–31232 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Judgment Under the Safe Drinking Water Act On December 20, 2016, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Judgment with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in the lawsuit entitled United States v. State of New York, et al., Civil Action No. 2:16–cv– 6989. The United States filed a complaint in this action on the same day that the PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95197 Consent Judgment was lodged with the Court. The Defendants are the State of New York; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (‘‘OPRHP’’) (offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12238); and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (‘‘Commission’’) (offices at Administration Building, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, New York 10911–0427). The complaint arises out of Defendants’ operation of Large Capacity Cesspools (‘‘LCCs’’). The complaint alleges that Defendants owned and operated 54 LCCs at various OPRHP and Commission parks (‘‘the Prohibited LCCs’’) in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act (‘‘SDWA’’), 42 U.S.C. 300h, EPA’s underground injection control (‘‘UIC’’) program, specifically the program’s Class V UIC regulations found at 40 CFR 144.80 to 144.89. Pursuant to 40 CFR 144.82(b) and 144.88(a), owners and operators of ‘‘existing’’ (i.e, operational or under construction by April 5, 2000) largecapacity cesspools were required to close them by April 5, 2005 (‘‘Class V Rule’’). The complaint alleges claims for relief based on the following violation: The Prohibited LCCs were not closed by April 5, 2005, as required by the Class V Rule, 40 CFR 144.82(b) and 144.88(a), and the Prohibited LCCs, primarily located at Defendants’ comfort stations, continued to operate after April 5, 2005. The Consent Judgment provides for Defendants to pay a $150,000 civil penalty and to perform injunctive relief, including closing the Prohibited LCCs or otherwise converting them to lawful non-LCC uses by July 2019. Prohibited LCCs that are located on Long Island will be closed by September 2018, with most of the Long Island Prohibited LCCs being closed by September 2017. The Defendants implemented some injunctive relief before the lodging of the Consent Judgment, including closing six of the Prohibited LCCs and submitting closure plans for 29 of the remaining Prohibited LCCs. The Consent Judgment further requires Defendants to implement Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) at seven of Defendants’ Long Island parks The SEPS have a total estimated value of $1,020,000. All SEPs must be completed within three years after the Effective Date of the Consent Judgment. Each of the SEPs is intended to reduce the quantity of nutrients harmful to water quality, including nitrogen, from entering the local groundwater. The Consent Judgment resolves the civil claims of the United States for the violations alleged in the complaint E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[Docket No. ODAG 167]


National Commission on Forensic Science Solicitation of 
Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation of applications for additional Commission 
membership with subject matter expertise in statistics for the National 
Commission on Forensic Science.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 
this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional 
Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science 
specifically to fill a current statistician Commissioner vacancy.

DATES: Applications must be received on or before January 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: All applications should be submitted to: Jonathan McGrath, 
Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, 
by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal 
Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email 
Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov, or by phone at (202) 514-6277.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces the solicitation 
of applications for additional Commission membership on the National 
Commission on Forensic Science to fill a current Commissioner vacancy 
with expertise in statistics.
    The National Commission on Forensic Science was chartered on April 
23, 2013 and the charter was renewed on April 23, 2015. The Commission 
is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and National Institute of 
Standards and Technology. The Commission provides recommendations and 
advice to the Department of Justice concerning national methods and 
strategies for: Strengthening the validity and reliability of the 
forensic sciences (including medico-legal death investigation); 
enhancing quality assurance and quality control in

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forensic science laboratories and units; identifying and recommending 
scientific guidance and protocols for evidence seizure, testing, 
analysis, and reporting by forensic science laboratories and units; and 
identifying and assessing other needs of the forensic science 
communities to strengthen their disciplines and meet the increasing 
demands generated by the criminal and civil justice systems at all 
levels of government. Commission membership includes Federal, State, 
and Local forensic science service providers; research scientists and 
academicians; prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges; law 
enforcement; and other relevant backgrounds. The Commission reports to 
the Attorney General, who through the Deputy Attorney General, shall 
direct the work of the Commission in fulfilling its mission.
    The duties of the Commission include: (a) Recommending priorities 
for standards development; (b) reviewing and recommending endorsement 
of guidance identified or developed by subject-matter experts; (c) 
developing proposed guidance concerning the intersection of forensic 
science and the courtroom; (d) developing policy recommendations, 
including a uniform code of professional responsibility and minimum 
requirements for training, accreditation and/or certification; and (e) 
identifying and assessing the current and future needs of the forensic 
sciences to strengthen their disciplines and meet growing demand.
    Members will be appointed by the Attorney General in consultation 
with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
and the vice-chairs of the Commission. Additional members will be 
selected to fill vacancies to maintain a balance of perspective and 
diversity of experiences, including Federal, State, and Local forensic 
science service providers; research scientists and academicians; 
Federal, State, Local prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; law 
enforcement; and other relevant stakeholders. DOJ encourages 
submissions from applicants with respect to diversity of backgrounds, 
professions, ethnicities, gender, and geography. The Commission shall 
consist of approximately 30 voting members. Members will serve without 
compensation. The Commission generally meets four times each year at 
approximately three-month intervals. The next Commission meetings will 
be held on January 9-10, 2017 and April 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
Additional information regarding the Commission can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/ncfs.

    Note: The Commission is developing a draft Views document on 
Statistical Statements in Forensic Testimony, and it is anticipated 
that the additional Commissioner member will contribute to the 
Commission's discussions on this topic, as well as all other 
Commission activities. On December 12, 2016, the Department of 
Justice published in the Federal Register a Notice announcing the 
January 9-10, 2017, Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the 
National Commission on Forensic Science (81 FR 89509). That Notice 
also announced that comments on draft work products can be submitted 
through www.regulations.gov starting on December 23, 2016. Any 
comments should be posted to www.regulations.gov no later than 
January 25, 2017.

    Applications: Any qualified person may apply to be considered for 
appointment to this advisory committee. Each application should 
include: (1) A resume or curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of interest 
describing the applicant's relevant experience; and (3) a statement of 
support from the applicant's employer. Potential candidates may be 
asked to provide detailed information as necessary regarding financial 
interests, employment, and professional affiliations to evaluate 
possible sources of conflicts of interest. The application period will 
remain open through January 11, 2017. The applications must be sent in 
one complete package, by email, to Jonathan McGrath (contact 
information above) with the subject line of the email entitled, ``NCFS 
Membership 2017.'' Other sources, in addition to the Federal Register 
notice, may be utilized in the solicitation of applications.

    Dated: December 20, 2016.
Victor Weedn,
Senior Forensic Advisor to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department 
of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2016-31232 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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